Born in Calgary, Alberta the son of an Ontario entrepreneur and a Saskatchewan farm girl, I was raised with a special love for business and freedom. On my mother’s encouragement I tested out of the public school system and enrolled in college at the very young age of 14. By age 16 I graduated with honors with a 2-year Business Computer Systems degree. During this time I helped organize a nationwide youth organization which later became Youth For Freedom (the inspiration behind Alberta’s Liber Youth Retreat).
At age 17 I enrolled at Brigham Young University and participated in their study abroad program in Jerusalem. After serving an LDS mission in South Africa, I followed my passion for freedom and transferred to a small classical liberal arts college (now George Wythe University) where I double majored in Entrepreneurial Business and Political Statesmanship. After completing both of my Bachelor’s Degree programs I started my small business consulting firm Millennial Marketing & Management Solutions. Over the past 16 years my clients have included:
- 4 Construction Companies
- 4 Internet Retailers
- 2 Non-profit Organizations
- 2 Financial Services Agents
- 2 Real Estate Agents
- 1 Attorney
- And a Vocal Coaching Franchise
In 2002 I met and married a Cardston girl and I was recruited by a public charter school in Arizona to teach History & Government. After 4 years we decided to venture back into the invigorating uncertainty of entrepreneurship where I continued improving and building other people’s businesses.
Finally in 2010 we moved to Cardston to work on a business idea of my own, a personal mentoring network dedicated to helping people in almost every aspect of their lives. After 2 years of overcoming obstacles, the project proved too big to properly launch with the meager resources available to us, so we accepted a generous job offer managing Cardston’s South Country Inn. During that time, I volunteered to serve as the Treasurer on the Cardston Chamber of Commerce Board.
Serving on Cardston’s Town Council over the past 4 years has given me the opportunity to sit on over a dozen local and regional committees, where I have learned principles of responsible municipal governance. Specifically, I have had the opportunity to learn from and work with Alberta governance experts, George Cuff and Doug Griffiths. In addition, I have built strong working relationships with our current MP, Glen Motz, as well as our current MLA, Grant Hunter.
In November 2017 I will complete my Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph. It is my desire to continue to leverage my experience to benefit the town and the region.
I volunteer to do so. I’m here to serve.